Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge

Casa Grande Ruin Reservation was set aside on March 2, 1889, proclaimed as the nation’s first archeological preserve and cultural site on June 22, 1892, and redesignated as Casa Grande Ruins National Monument on August 3, 1918.

The monument is named for the Casa Grande (Great House), a four-story prehistoric structure constructed by the Ancient People of the Sonoran Desert who inhabited the beautiful Sonoran Desert from 500 to 1400 A.D. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument protects the finest architectural example of 13th Century Hohokam culture and archeology in the American Southwest.
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  • Free to visit and not far off the highway. They have lots of information about the ruins plus a small theatre that shows a movie.  more »
  • Located in Southern Arizona, this, the oldest National Monument in the country, is a great place to get the feel of the desert, and the ancient peoples who survived here, and who basically tamed the d...  more »
  • A very interesting place. An awesome feat of the ingenuity of the indigenous people of Arizona. Lots to read on the self guided tour. Casa Grande itself is also pretty amazing. Having said all that $10 on a standard day when you basically walk yourself through it seems a bit steep, but on a day where there is more going on would definitely be worth it. Steep or not I'd say go for it anyway. Giving money to preserve this is site is and absolutely worthy cause.
  • Fantastic place to visit, I’ve lived in Arizona my whole life and never knew it existed. The rangers and volunteers really care about the land and are very informative and educational. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about Arizona and the native people who lived in this area. The tour takes about 30 minutes to an hr depending how busy they are and the little museum inside is fantastic. Make it a quick little stop or plan a day around this location.

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